Philadelphia, PA - Inspector General Amy L. Kurland shared condolences on the passage of Philadelphia’s first Inspector General, Leon G Wigrizer, who died peacefully to the age of 90 this Saturday, February 24, 2018 at Hopkinson home in Philadelphia.
After almost 30 years of goverment service, in 1985 Mr. Wigrizer was appointed as the City of Philadelphia's very first Inspector General by Mayor Wilson Goode. During his tenure, he worked with law enforcement to prosecute a number of cases on behalf of the City, and he was responsible for nearly 400 corruption arrests and administrative job actions. Mr. Wigrizer was later appointed SEPTA’s first Inspector General in 1991, where he remained until his retirement in 1997.
“We are saddened to listen to linked to the passing of Leon. Their endless dedication to stability and sincerity features helped expel fraudulence and corruption in your City, and then he will likely be remembered as an excellent servant this is certainly general public an inspiration to all the or any,” said Inspector General Amy L. Kurland.
The Office of the Inspector General offers the Wigrizer family its condolences and thanks Mr. Wigrizer for his many years of service to the City.